1873: When Children Could Get Sentenced to Hard Labour

1873: When Children Could Get Sentenced to Hard Labour

This is a prisoner’s record from Victorian England. Photos were taken of convicts in order to track repeat offenders (think how tough this would have been pre-CSI!) and identify prisoners.

This is a photo of a 12-year old boy convicted to one month of hard labour for stealing 11 pieces of leather.

Source [UK National Archives] and [Daily Mail]

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